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Events Calendar

Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 9:30am to 9:45am

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills. For babies ages birth to 15 months with an adult. Weekly registration begins 6/24.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:00am
Mystery in the Morning: THE DRY by Jane Harper
Meeting Room
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading, early math, and social skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.

Community Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Community Room
 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:45am to 11:30am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
11:00am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room 115
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

(for children ages 0-30 months)

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Meeting Room 115
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Get free job assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Study Room 204
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays: 12-4 pm
Wednesdays: 1-5 pm
Saturdays: 12-4 pm

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

 
12:30pm
Craft Corner

Craft Corner

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Come to the craft table in the children's area for a new craft to do every Monday in July and August.

 
Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than worrying about the future or ruminating about the past, mindfulness can help you enjoy life more fully, effectively and peacefully. Join us when you can to learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to reduce your stress and increase your well-being. Experience in mindfulness or meditation is not necessary. The group is led by Gloria Green.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
1:00pm
Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome! Bring any stitching or hand projects (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint). Peer instruction and advice is possible. If you wish, bring a snack to share with the group. Beverages will be provided.
This group will meet twice per month, check calendar for dates.

Community Room
 
2:00pm
Cooking with Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy

Cooking with Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy

Meeting Room
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class. Learn about different foods and where they come from, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes, and how to use an assortment of tools. Learn about different foods and where they come from, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes, and how to use an assortment of tools. Come back to find out what's cooking!

Meeting Room
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab Staff For Today:
Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Media Lab
 
2:30pm
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
USS Bubbler Regatta

USS Bubbler Regatta

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Ahoy shipbuilders! Anchors away for the second annual Bubbler Regatta! Create your own mini vessels from recycled materials, test their seaworthiness, and race against your friends down our raingutter course… you may have to supply your own wind. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Road], and is free and open to all.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at The Crossings

Dream Bus at The Crossings

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi!

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Study Room 1
 
5:00pm
Gray Panthers Intergenerational Film Series
Meeting Room 115
 
Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

This program takes place at BRITTINGHAM PARK (829 W Washington Av).

Enjoy child-led play in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. Kids can create a Play Story based on their activities of the day and grownups will have opportunities to help their kids reflect on their play.

Wear messy clothes and bring a water bottle (optional). If you like, bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!

This award-winning event is created in partnership with the Madison Parks Division and AnjiPlay, and funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Community Room - Table Side